1st Edition

AutoCAD 2021 Instructor

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ISBN 9781630573362
Published June 17, 2020 by SDC Publications
1256 Pages

USD $90.00

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Book Description

This book is your AutoCAD 2021 Instructor. The objective of this book is to provide you with extensive knowledge of AutoCAD, whether you are taking an instructor-led course or learning on your own. 

AutoCAD 2021 Instructor maintains the pedagogy and in-depth coverage that have always been the hallmark of the Leach texts. As the top-selling university textbook for almost a decade, the AutoCAD Instructor series continues to deliver broad coverage of AutoCAD in a structured, easy-to-comprehend manner. 

AutoCAD 2021 Instructor is command-oriented, just like AutoCAD. Chapters are structured around related commands, similar to the organization of AutoCAD’s menu system. 

The sequence of chapters starts with fundamental drawing commands and skills and then progresses to more elaborate procedures and specialized applications. The writing style introduces small pieces of information explained in simple form, and then builds on that knowledge to deliver more complex drawing strategies, requiring a synthesis of earlier concepts. Over 2000 figures illustrate the commands, features, and ideas. 

AutoCAD 2021 Instructor is an ideal reference guide, unlike tutorial-oriented books where specific information is hard to relocate. Because these chapters focus on related commands, and complete coverage for each command is given in one place, the commands, procedures, and applications are easy to reference. Tabbed pages help locate tables, lists, appendices, and the comprehensive index.

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started  2. Working with Files  3. Draw Command Concepts  4. Selection Sets  5. Helpful Commands  6. Basic Drawing Setup  7. Object Snap and Object Snap Tracking  8. Draw Commands I  9. Modify Commands I  10. Viewing Commands  11. Layers and Object Properties  12. Advanced Drawing Setup  13. Layouts and Viewports  14. Printing and Plotting  15. Draw Commands II  16. Modify Commands II  17. Inquiry Commands  18. Text and Tables  19. Grip Editing  20. Advanced Selection Sets  21. Blocks, DesignCenter, and Tool Palettes  22. Block Attributes and Data Links  23. Internet Tools and Collaboration  24. Multiview Drawing  25. Pictorial Drawings  26. Section Views  27. Auxiliary Views  28. Dimensioning  29. Dimension Styles and Variables  30. Xreferences  31. Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)  32. Advanced Layouts, Annotative Objects, and Plotting  33. 3D Basics, Navigation, and Visual Styles  34. User Coordinate Systems  35. Solid Model Construction  36. Solid Model Editing  37. Creating 2D Drawings from 3D Models

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Shawna Lockhart and James Leach